Comparison: GoPro Hero4 vs GoPro Hero5
GoPro has officially announced its highly-anticipated Hero5 action cameras and many are already looking forward to getting their hands on one. So we’ve decided to put together a quick comparison of the new model and its predecessor, the Hero4, to see what has changed and what was carried over.
Note: The variants pitted here are the Hero4 Black and Hero5 Black which are the top-of-the-line models.
|GoPro Hero4 Black||GoPro Hero5 Black|
|12MP photos||12MP photos|
|720p @ 240fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 1440p @ 80fps, 4K @ 30fps||720p @ 240fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 1440p @ 80fps, 4K @ 30fps|
|Not waterproof (requires housing)||Waterproof up to 10m|
|Wi-Fi + Bluetooth||Wi-Fi + Bluetooth|
|Wind noise reduction||Advanced wind noise reduction|
|N/A||Auto-upload to Cloud|
|N/A (only Silver model)||Built-in 2-inch touch display|
|N/A||RAW + WDR photos|
|3-button setup||1-button setup|
|1160mAh lithium-ion battery||1220mAh lithium-ion battery|
|USB 2.0, HDMI out||USB-C, micro HDMI out|
Based on the side by side comparison of its specs and features, both the GoPro Hero4 and Hero5 still shoot 12-megapixel stills and records up to 4K video at 30 frames per second.
Although, the new GoPro has a lot of new tricks up its sleeve like voice commands (pretty much like Siri), video stabilization, auto-upload to cloud storage when the device is charging, having its own touchscreen display, shooting RAW photos, and of course, having a waterproof body without the need of an additional clear case.
Design-wise, the Hero5 Black appears to be rounder and only uses a simple one-button approach since the rest of the fiddling is done on its 2-inch monitor. The new model is also equipped with a more serious audio hardware as it now can record stereo sound and clean it up with its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
From 1160mAh, the battery capacity is now rated at 1220mAh.
GoPro’s top of the line model for 2016 indeed is a fitting successor to the Hero4. It offers not only new but also useful features for its user. The Hero5 Black also has a lower $399 price tag than its predecessor’s introductory price at $499.
With those updates and niceties thrown in one package, are you considering on getting one yourself?